HELCOM appreciates the ZVT method

The Zero Vision Tool method was presented at the thirteenth HELCOM Maritime meeting in Szczecin on 26-28 November. Among other things the proposal from Sweden was for the member states to consider if this methodology could be beneficiary when starting up the Baltic Sea Green Technology and Alternative Fuels in Shipping. The HELCOM Maritime meeting appreciated the method and welcomed ZVT, and its joint industry and university projects, as beneficiary.

This means that the Red, Yellow and Green actions that each of the Joint Industry Projects / Joint University Projects has supplied, which are based on your suggestions for solutions to reach a safer, more environmentally and energy efficient transport by sea, will be used as one of the sources for developing a roadmap for actions within this Baltic Sea Green Technology platform. Among other things this also means that regulations and financial issues will be jointly looked at, when appropriate, among the states. 

Since two of the joint expectations for the ZVT collaboration, defined by ZVTREF, are to:

  • provide support for knowledge sharing between decision-preparatory and decision-making bodies and the industry,
  • present solution proposals and decision making support to achieve long-term and sustainable results, 

ZVT truly appreciates the Baltic Sea Green Technology and Alternative Fuels in Shipping initiative and are looking forward to the collaboration both with this initiative and among the Baltic Sea States.

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* The Baltic Sea Green Technology and Alternative Fuels in Shipping is arranged by the Council of the Baltic Sea States, HELCOM, Baltic Development Forum and Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics. 

* The first Baltic Sea Green Technology and Alternative Fuels in Shipping meeting is arranged on board the Viking Grace, Thursday January 16.